The Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland is giving you the opportunity to share your experience with future generations. Picture by the Western Reserve Historical Society.
Do you want your story to be part of history? The Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland has created a virtual collecting initiative to document our stories amidst the many challenges our country is facing. Between the pandemic and recent protests, we are living through a pivotal moment in the history of our nation and region. The Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) is looking to document this moment and the experience of northeast Ohioans for future generations.
The WRHS is looking for documents, artifacts, sound files or moving images that help illustrate life in our community. They are interested in photographs, correspondence, journals, artwork, music, poetry and recipes—anything that shows how you, your family or your neighbors are experiencing life. You can submit these items through their website. There are three collections to submit to—COVID-19, Activism or Life in Northeast Ohio.
The materials you share will become a part of the collections of Western Reserve Historical Society. They will help us teach others about our resilience and ingenuity and show how we adapted as individuals, as institutions and as a community.
Let your story and experience be passed down through generations.